Other Manuals and Briefings

Home Comforts

How the design of our homes and neighbourhoods effected our experience of the Covid-19 lockdown and what we can learn for the future
Place Alliance

This report summarises findings of a national survey of 2,500 households (representing 7,200 people) aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the period of coronavirus lockdown. The intention was to understand what we can learn from this period of unprecedented stress on our home environments. The findings offer insights into how we should be designing or adapting them in the future in order that they are more resilient and better able to support happy and healthy lifestyles.

Findings are grouped according to the following themes:

  • About YOU during lockdown
  • Your HOME during lockdown
  • Your COMMUNITY during lockdown
  • Your NEIGHBOURHOOD during lockdown
Home Comforts Publication Urban Design Group